Occupational Health Advisor- Essex

£32,548 - £38,832 per annum
30 May 2018
19 Jun 2018
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

Occupational Health, Workplace Health and Wellbeing

The Occupational Health Service at the University of Essex aims to:

  • prevent work-related ill health
  • facilitate rehabilitation and return to work following periods of illness or injury
  • promote physical and mental health and wellbeing

Occupational Health (OH) actively promotes and maintains good health in the University workplace as well as providing support when health issues occur.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Health Advisor to join a busy team to provide an extensive service to the University of Essex.

Duties of the Role
The Occupational Health Advisor will be responsible for delivering, in partnership with the rest of the Occupational Health (OH) team, a high quality, consistent and professional Occupational Health service that is compliant with Occupational Health Standards.

You will be responsible for administering vaccinations and carrying out blood tests on health care students in advance of placements, coordinating and delivering an OH programme carrying out pre placement health screening and fitness to practise assessments and managing a caseload of varying occupational health referrals, for both staff and students.

You will also be required to ensure employee records are maintained, provide confidential advice to staff and undertake risk assessments within the workplace where OH expertise is required.

Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate will have attended a recognised phlebotomy training course and vaccination training course and hold valid competency certificates in both, along with being a qualified registered Nurse; have a current registration with the NMC and also have a degree / diploma in Occupational Health.

With previous experience in an Occupational Health setting, the post holder should have practical experience in interpreting and analysing complex reports and making recommendations on findings.  You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrable ability to communicate effectively at all levels and you will have the ability to manage and prioritise own workload whilst determining operational priorities.

Due to the nature of the work, this appointment is subject to a criminal record check, known as a Disclosure. 

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873521/ 873461).

Closing date: 19 June 2018

Interviews are planned for:  12 July 2018